Four die as twin suicide bombers hit police station in Pakistan
As the Pakistani nation was celebrating the birth anniversary of the Prophet of Islam on Saturday, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehile into a police station in Karak town of Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province, killing four persons including a policeman and a local elected representative and wound 23 others.It was the first incident of its kinds in Karak town bordering the volatile tribal region of the country.
KARAK: A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a police station on Saturday in Karak, killing four including former UC Naib Nazim and a policeman and wounding 23 others, police said.
Talking Geo News, DPO Karak said there were two suicide bombers. One blew him up at the gate of police station, killing a policeman there. Then, another suicide bomber brought his vehicle with explosives into the building and blew him up, killing a child and a coach driver.
According to the DPO, the blast was tremendously powerful which damaged the police station and adjacent police headquarters.
The deceased include UC Naib Nazim Moeenud Din, a police, a child and a coach driver. Also, 23 people including 12 policemen were injured in the attack.
The bodies and injured were taken to District Headquarters Hospital Karak. All the injured are out of danger. Following the attack, the security personnel cordoned off the affected area.
The local people said the incident is first of its kind in Karak history.
The blast also damaged a nearby mosque.
"The attacker detonated his pick up van at the gate of the main police station in Karak town," local police chief Sajid Mohmand said.
The DPO said most of the staff were out of the station owing to Eid-e-Miladun Nabi ceremonies in the city.